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What Causes Fall Allergies?

What Causes Fall Allergies?

With the summer season coming to an end, we should be free from allergy symptoms until 2020, right? Wrong! Unfortunately, fall allergy season is here.

Our team at AFC Urgent Care Hartsdale wants you to know the signs to look for when it comes to fall allergies, as well as how you can reduce symptoms as soon as possible.

Why Do My Allergies Get Worse in the Fall?

Although most people might think a spike in allergies during the spring season, it can actually happen in fall, too. During the fall months, ragweed and dust mites are alive and well, which can bring about fall allergy symptoms.

Fortunately, ragweed season usually ends in November. In the meantime, be on the watch for common allergy symptoms.

Symptoms of Fall Allergies

  • Watery, itchy eyes
  • Sneezing
  • Scratchy throat
  • Hives
  • Dry, itchy skin
  • Upset stomach
  • Asthma

Can Pets Get Fall Allergies?

We are not the only ones affected by the ragweed. Dogs, too, can become sick due to the fall allergen.

Therefore, it is important to try and wipe paws and coats off as much as possible so that they do not bring additional allergens in after being outside. Otherwise you are exposed to the allergen, too.

Other Ways to Manage Fall Allergies

  • Don't hang clothes out to dry.
  • Take a shower when in for the night.
  • Take an OTC antihistamine.
  • Use a nasal spray.
  • Try a dehumidifier.
  • Use an air conditioner rather than opening the windows.

Are you already experiencing the symptoms of fall allergies? Visit AFC Urgent Care Hartsdale for a medical evaluation and treatment plan so that you can start feeling as good as new!

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